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An Army of Lovers

Pleasure isn’t optional – it’s a key ingredient in both our humanity and our political resistance. Let historian Hanne Blank explain as she talks with Jaclyn about what she learned during the 80s AIDS crisis, the importance of marshmallows when the world is on fire, and why an old slogan from a 1960s French art movement should be our mantra right now.

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Spare Parts: Pleasure is Not a Luxury

We lick our wounds. We tend to each other. We figure out how to move forward. We fight.

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Dicks Everywhere

WE NEED TO PROCESS THIS ELECTION. Jaclyn is joined by writer and activist Soraya Chemaly to talk about our collective trauma, how to take on the institutions that made Trump possible, talking rape at the dinner table, the five stages of post-election grief, and how we think about healing from here. Whatever happens at the polls today, we’ll get through it together, Unscrewed Nation.

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Spare Parts: Your First Hurrah

Men write Jaclyn letters — and they’re good! Plus advice for a listener who hates being called a “late bloomer,” and repro rights rockstar Renee Bracey Sherman helps us look past November 8 to the abortion & birth control fights we need to be ready for next year and beyond. All in one jam-packed quickiesode.

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Your Body’s on the Ballot

Attention all nasty women: just because you’ve heard enough from the orange fascist doesn’t mean you’re ready to vote. There’s a lot at stake up and down the ballot for sexual and reproductive freedom, so Jaclyn caught up with repro rights rockstar Renee Bracey Sherman to shed some light on some key fights involving sex ed, abortion access, condoms, porn, the minimum wage and more.

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Spare Parts: Taking and Receiving

This Spare Parts quickiesode brings you advice about making meaning out of a dumpster fire full of flaming poop, and advice about learning to love using a vibrator during partnered sex! Featuring the return of the Reality Bytes dynamic duo, Stephanie Beatriz and Kourtney Kocak.

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Spare Parts: Rich People Eat Cheetos

What do people mean when they say “bisexual”? What are the class implications of shaming trainwrecks? What does Trump not realize he told you about himself? It’s all in this Spare Parts quickiesode, along with some advice for a listener whose partner is being way too careful with her in bed.

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Promiscuous Bisexual Freak Show

Don’t look away: it’s the Trainwreck episode! You know the type: Britney Spears shaving her head. Whitney Houston saying, “crack is whack.” Amy Winehouse dying in front of millions. Jaclyn catches up with writer and feminist shitstirrer Sady Doyle, whose new book Trainwreck is all about women who behave “badly” and what it means about us when we hate them.

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What Does a Woman Feel Like?

Like, what do words mean anyhow when it comes to sex and gender?

Transgender artist and educator and all around delightful person Rebecca Kling joins Jaclyn to answer a listener’s thorny question about how any of us know what it feels like to be a woman, what sexuality & gender ideas we wish there was better language for and which words we love the most, That’s What She Said jokes, the f-bomb and more. Oh, and there’s pudding!

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Feminists with Rape Fantasies

No, that’s not an oxymoron. In this Rewind episode, Jaclyn’s joined by legendary sex educator and feminist pornographer Tristan Taormino to talk about what’s in their own personal spank bank, why the policing of women’s fantasies won’t die, the fine line between breaking the taboo on rape fantasies and promoting rape, and what happens when you ask a panel of porn producers, performers and scholars what they watch to get off. Oh, and we get a little meta. Go ahead. Click play.

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Abortion Road Trip: The Yes Means Yes Show Episode 73

Many people form their opinions about abortion based, at least in part, on what they see in TV and at the movies. So what are we learning? Researcher Gretchen Sisson watched every on-screen abortion plotline she could get her hands on, and she’s joining Jaclyn to talk about Dirty Dancing, Shonda Rhimes, moms who abort, the plotlines she wishes she’d see, an abortion ghost hotel, and so much more. Then we help out a listener who’s worried about her 12-year-old sister. Plus: BIG SHOW NEWS. 

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An Army of Lovers
Spare Parts: Pleasure is Not a Luxury
Dicks Everywhere
Spare Parts: Your First Hurrah
Your Body’s on the Ballot
Spare Parts: Taking and Receiving
Spare Parts: Rich People Eat Cheetos
Promiscuous Bisexual Freak Show
What Does a Woman Feel Like?
Feminists with Rape Fantasies